Updated: Aug 30, 2021
“For the gospel reveals the righteousness of God that comes by faith from start to finish, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:7
Imagine for a moment that God is very pleased with you. If you did, I’m sure it felt good. If you just can’t go there, what’s stopping you? Surely you believe your sins have been forgiven and you are a new creation, a beloved child of God? Although that’s one of the clearest points made in the New Testament to describe a believer in Jesus, most of us have trouble with it.
Perhaps you believe it but still, struggle with abiding in his love and power. Perhaps it has something to do with another clear Biblical point: the Christian life is lived by faith. And faith is not just the idea of going to heaven one day, which can’t be realized until you die. The real challenge of the Christian life is faith in the consequences of being born again and have your sins washed away. It’s to believe that Father God sees you as he saw Jesus upon the earth, and He is well pleased.
And if well pleased, even as with Jesus, He is happy to resource and equip you to all that you are assigned to do. All that now is required is to discern the assignment. That is, you need to hear from Father God. That is the topic of the next blog.